Women at TD: Meet Gada Alhilli

February 27, 2023 - 3 Minutes
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Our Women at TD spotlight series shines a light on some of the many talented women who work on our team and are committed to developing and empowering their female colleagues.

Gada Alhilli, Managing Director, Co-Head of European Institutional Foreign Exchange Sales is a mentor for our junior colleagues and supports our Diversity and Inclusion committee in Europe.

Gada Alhilli
Managing Director, Co-Head of European Institutional Foreign Exchange Sales

As a Managing Director, Gada is highly skilled at maintaining TDS' client relationships by driving sales strategies that adapt and evolve to her clients needs. By using analytics, she has introduced and implemented innovative coverage models for her clients and helps her team optimize coverage based on their skill sets and areas of expertise.

Gada is involved in numerous charities and initiatives, both within and outside of TDS, demonstrating both her commitment to giving back and determination to develop her leadership skills and experience. She believes strongly in empowering our company's junior talent, helping to boost their confidence and set them up for success. Gada has a proven track record in hiring female talent to TD and has acted as a mentor and guide to young people to help develop their career.

What I Do:

I lead the Foreign Exchange sales team in the UK who are responsible for providing institutional clients with liquidity and solutions to their hedging and directional needs and which makes markets in currency swaps and eFX.

Proud Moment:

As a member of our Inclusion and Diversity Committee in Europe, I helped organise our internal charity auctions, raising over £500k since inception and benefitting local charities. As an active member of our Woman at TD group I also had the opportunity to moderate a TD client event hosting Ruth Davidson, former leader of the Scottish Conservative party.

Additionally, as a mother of one daughter and with another one on the way, having the opportunity to return from my maternity leave and continue to grow in my career by taking on more management responsibilities has been a personal achievement I'm proud of. Being able to balance motherhood while helping cultivate young TD talent flourish is a very rewarding experience and opportunity.

Advice to My Younger Self:

Don't worry or overthink what you consider are your weaknesses. Focus on ways to boost your confidence and lead with your strengths. Challenging and even negative experiences are means for growth. Take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Finally, be a strategic thinker!

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